A Social Resilience Framework for Sustainable Regeneration in Inefficient Urban Neighborhoods: A Case Study of Noghan Neighborhood of Mashhad

Document Type : Original Article


1 Design, Department of urbanism, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Art & Architecture Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad branch


Today, due to the rapid expansion of urbanization, the decline of social status and neglect of cultural values ​​have led to the expansion of urban inefficient neighborhoods. One of the greatest challenges of this context is the level of social and institutional resilience and tolerance of these societies against the management and control of change. Social resilience includes the conditions under which individuals and social groups adapt to environmental changes and in fact reflect the ability of the community to respond to the crises, while taking into account the high economic, social and cultural values of old textures. This issue is of importance in ancient urban textures, especially in Mashhad as the first metropolitan city and the second metropolis of Iran. This research has been designed to investigate social resilience for sustainable urban regeneration in urban inefficient neighborhoods. In the methodology, library and valid documents have been used to identify the main criteria for social rehabilitation. A total of 50 questionnaires were distributed among the residents of Noghan district and analyzed using Smart-PLS software, which is a method for data with abnormal data distribution. The results of the study show that the component of the torsion social cohesion and sustainable regeneration have a direct relationship with increasing the components of recreating social resilience in the neighborhood.